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Prince's Award for Innovative Philanthropy

By Plastic Disclosure Project

- Published on January 25, 2018 by Plastic Disclosure Project

January 25, 2018 - Mr. Douglas Woodring, Founder and Managing Director of Ocean Recovery Alliance, has been awarded 2018 Prince’s Prize for Innovative Philanthropy by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. Ocean Recovery Alliance focuses on bringing together new ways of thinking, technologies, creativity, collaboration, and initiatives to help improve the ocean environment. The Award is a global initiative jointly developed by The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and The Tocqueville Foundation. Its goal is to highlight projects and initiatives that have triggered innovative activity in the field of philanthropy, seeking out individuals and organizations that inspire others and demonstrate strong impact or potential impact.

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Prince's Award for Innovative Philanthropy
Plasticity Sydney

By Plasticity Sydney

- Published on October 27, 2017 by Plasticity Sydney

Ahead of a visit to Australia for the Plasticity Sydney event, Mr. Douglas Woodring, international sustainability economist and plastic circular economies expert, says both Australia and America’s plastic recycling records are behind global standards, and lag most OECD countries on diversion from landfill. In the Australian context, he believes that this creates an opportunity for Australia to dominate the new $100Bn global plastic circular economy in Asia Pacific, if it acts now. In the case of the U.S., its role as a technology leader and solutions provider to the world is also significant, especially if China’s blockade of waste imports finally drives the domestic industry needed to scale the opportunities to process the 91% of plastic that is not recycled today on US soil. The value of plastic packaging alone, which makes its way to landfills in the U.S., is over US$8bn, according to As You Sow.

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Plasticity Sydney
Plasticity London - September 21st

By Plasticity Forum

- Published on August 29, 2016 by Plasticity Forum

Plasticity London will be held as part of the London Design Festival, and recognizes the value that plastics bring to society, while also embracing both sustainability and the circular economy, and the large scale changes that are required in order to reduce its waste impacts. The event will offer “a big conversation on the future of plastic,” and discuss where opportunities can be created related to recycled content, resource recovery, job creation and waste reduction. As a designer, marketer or brand leader, you won't want to miss the information that these experts have to share, so that you can lead in your own respective sector.

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Plasticity London - September 21st
Ocean Currents and Trash Pull Strings - Environmental Groups Join Hands in Cross Straits Memorandum to Combat Ocean Plastic Pollution

By Ocean Recovery Alliance staff

- Published on September 29, 2015 by Ocean Recovery Alliance staff

The "Clean Oceans 2015 Joint Seminar" ended successfully this month in the National Museum of Marine Science and Technology with a new Memorandum of Engagement on plastic pollution in the ocean.

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